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I'm interested in getting a single-shot rifle.
The classic look of Browning's B78,Winchester's 1885 Highwall and Ruger's model 1, really has got me interested.
Does anyone have one of these or has any experience with any model?
Thanks for any info you guys can give me.
 

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The only one you mentioned I've had any contact with is the Ruger No.1. Belonged to my wife's uncle who I used to hunt with. It was a pleasure to shoot and fairly accurate. Chambered in 7mm.magnum and very light recoil. Probabaly had a fair bit to do with the weight of the rifle. As for single shots , have you looked at the Thompson Contender Prohunter? One of the nicest feeling rifles I've had on my shoulder. May actually put the Sako aside and try one.
 

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Thanks Sako, I've read a few comparision reviews and all aspects of the 3 I mentioned were all very close.
But Ruger usually came in 2nd or 3rd but all very close.
I have tried the prohunter my buddy has 1 syntenic and stainless, in 7mmrem mag and it shoot tacks and light recoil.
I'm wondering if these falling blocks are as nice because I like the classic design.
 

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I've always liked the falling block design. Simple and accurate. I guess the Prohunter catches my eye because of the versatility and lack of recoil. A rifle to use for everything from groundhogs to moose with a quick change of the barrel. Guess I'm sold.
 

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I'm interested in getting a single-shot rifle.
The classic look of Browning's B78,Winchester's 1885 Highwall and Ruger's model 1, really has got me interested.
Does anyone have one of these or has any experience with any model?
Thanks for any info you guys can give me.
My preference of the models listed is the Ruger #1. FWIW, there is a dealer in Alberta I think that has arranged with Ruger to do a run of #1s chambered in .303 British. Personally I'd go for a #1 in 45-70. A reproduction Springfield Trapdoor or Sharps 1874 are high on my wish list.
 
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